The roots of Arbor run deep through the islands of Hawaii. Whether it be from our Returning Roots partnership on the Big Island or having local Oahu ripper, Kyle Smith, fly the Arbor flag on a daily basis. This past winter Kyle invited the Whiskey Project team over to his homeland for an adventure they’ll never forget. From skating the legendary Wallows Ditch, to witnessing 45-foot waves at the Eddie Aikau surf contest, to exploring epic nature trails; the week in Oahu was packed with fun.
Not many people are going to turn down an invite to Hawaii, TransWorld Skate photographer Blair Alley is no different. The Whiskey Project was psyched have Blair and Transworld onboard for their epic island skate trip to Oahu. Whiskey Project skater Kyle Smith acted as tour guide and showed the team all that his homeland has to offer. From the legendary skate spots to the delicious meals and amazing scenery, the crew got a true flavor for the Hawaiian lifestyle and Transworld was there to capture it all.
On a recent trip down south the Whiskey crew stopped by the main headquarters over at Sector 9 and got busy in the infamous Bread Bowl.
In this last installment from the Whiskey Project and Caliber Trucks, the crew hits Portland and the streets of Seattle. After sinking their teeth into the state of Washington, the Van heads south down the coast and hits Lincoln City and Willits.
The Crew ventures off the map in this episode and makes a pit stop at Windells and shred the Eugene and Klamath Falls Skate Parks. In this second installment from the Whiskey Project and Caliber Trucks Northwest trip, you can clearly see how the Northwest is home to the most unique skate parks, surrounded by Mother Nature.
Join Arbor’s Whiskey Project and Caliber’s Street Team as they explore the Pacific Northwest and shred everything in their path. Campers include Sid Melvin, Cam Revier, Sean Imes, Kyle Smith, Jared Huss, Josh Stafford and Branden Howard.
Blending the best of 80’s, 90’s and present day shapes, the Legacy Series pays homage to some of the best shape characteristics throughout the most evolutionary years of skateboarding. Ranging from classic squared off tails and shoveled noses, the series encompasses everything that makes skateboarding fun and creative. The Legacy series is available in 3 shapes/sizes and all were designed to maintain 100% skate functionality to meet all the requirements of today’s street skater.
Hawaii has a long list of reasons it’s considered a paradise. Beyond the warm weather, tropical rain forests and perfect beaches, it’s chock full of some of the most insane skate spots imaginable.
You might think that growing up on an island smaller than most cities would limit you, especially being surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, but Kyle Smith has managed to transform the island of Oahu into his own skateboard haven.